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‘CBI charge sheet mala fide act of Indian govt against Devas’

Devas Multimedia today alleged that the CBI charge sheet against it was a “mala fide act” of the Indian government in retaliation for exercising their legal rights arising out of the “illegal” annulment of the Devas-Antrix contract. CBI had yesterday filed a charge sheet against Devas Multimedia, its then CEO and three directors along with

I&B Ministry asks broadcasters to give prime coverage to NE

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has asked broadcasters to give prime coverage to the north east region, especially while covering national events like the Republic Day. In a letter to private satellite TV channels, the ministry referred to the recommendations of the committee headed by M P Bezbaruah, a member of North-Eastern Council, on the

Bloomberg TV India rechristened as BTVi

Anil Ambani-owned Business Broadcast News, which operates 24-hour English business news channel Bloomberg TV India, has rebranded the channel as BTVi, effective August 1. Earlier in January Bloomberg had decided not to renew its existing licensing agreement with Business Broadcast News, following which, the company had to remove Bloomberg from the title. Bloomberg has joined

Network18 Media Investments Q1 net loss at Rs 50 cr

Network18 Media & Investments on Wednesday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 49.70 crore for the first quarter ended June 30. The company had reported a net profit of Rs 42.84 crore during April-June quarter of 2015-16 financial year, Network18 Media said in a BSE filing. Its total consolidated income stood at Rs 351.89

HD channel count set to rise

The Indian television space has seen several high-definition (HD) channels being launched in the last 18 months–as many as 29 since January 1 last year, out of which 11 were started in 2016. With the ecosystem getting more conducive for greater adoption and consumers seeking better-quality pictures, more are expected in the near future. The

Dish TV India Q4 net profit jumps 14-fold to Rs 483 cr

DTH service provider Dish TV India today reported nearly 14-fold jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 482.77 crore for the March quarter on account of deferred tax expense of Rs 402.90 crore. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 34.94 crore for the January-March period of 2014-15 fiscal. Dish TV’s net income

Government modernizing Doordarshan

Government has taken a number of steps to modernize Doordarshan news and entertainment channels by bringing in latest technology, strengthening regional bureaux and hiring fresh talent, Lok Sabha was informed today. Observing that DD News provides “only news and complete news” and a vast population of the country continue to watch it, Minister of State

Videocon d2h plans to turn PAT positive

Videocon d2h, the Nasdaq-listed Indian direct-to-home (DTH) company, is eyeing to turn positive on the net level in the first quarter of the next fiscal, a senior source in the company informed. The youngest DTH operator among the lot, Videocon d2h will be the second player, after Dish TV, to be PAT positive, if it

Zee Media Corporation Group CEO Bhaskar Das quits

Zee Media Corporation today said its Group CEO – News Cluster Bhaskar Das has quit following his transfer to another Essel Group entity. “Since Bhaskar Das, Group CEO – News Cluster of the company has been transferred to another entity forming part of Essel Group,” Zee Media Corporation said in a BSE filing. He resigned

CNN-IBN to rebrand itself as CNN-News18

The Network18 Group will be re-branding its flagship English general news channel CNN-IBN to CNN-News18 and unveil a new name and logo with a new look and feel to the news screen at 8 pm on Monday, a company statement said here., the digital destination of the channel, is also changing to, the